Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, who hails from Chockie, and native Texan Miranda Lambert, who now makes her home in Tishomingo, will be among the presenters at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced this week a new batch of presenters. Along with Reba and Miranda, they include “2 Broke Girls” star Beth Behrs, “Vegas” star Michael Chiklis, Grammy-winning rocker Sheryl Crow, “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco, rock legend John Fogerty, TV personality Kevin Frazier, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Scotty McCreery, Kacey Musgraves, Jake Owen and Keith Urban, “Entertainment Tonight” co-anchor Nancy O’Dell and A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Willie are Korie Robertson.
The ACM Awards, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Miranda’s husband Blake Shelton, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 7 p.m. Sunday on the CBS Television Network.
This group joins previously announced presenters Tori Kelly and LL Cool J.
In addition, Oklahomans Shelton, Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks will perform, along with Bryan, Urban, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry. Brad Paisley will headline the Third Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line.
ACM Awards Executive Producer R.A. Clark revealed in a teleconference earlier this week that Reba will present a special tribute to his father, the late Dick Clark, by Garth Brook and George Strait. The two most recent ACM Artists of the Decade will perform together for the first time in honor of the elder Clark, who died last year.
Look for my ACM Awards preview Friday and my live blog of the show Sunday here on BAM’s Blog!